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The colour of your car can determine your road accident risk


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 3 (ANI): A new survey has found that silver vehicles have a 10 percent higher crash risk than white on Australian roads.A leading researcher at the Monash University Accident Research ... Read more...

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Wearing multifocal contact lenses may reduce vision for driving at night


November 4th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Older adults who wear multifocal contact lenses to correct problems with near vision, a very common condition that increases with age, may have greater difficulty driving at night ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ can damage eyes


July 20th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 19 (IANS) Though Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' video from her second album "The Fame Monster" has topped charts and got positive reviews from critics, optometrists have given it a big ... Read more...

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Do the blind have more acute sense of smell?


April 27th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) Vision loss simply makes blind people pay more attention to how they perceive smells, a new research said, debunking the myth that the blind have a more acute ... Read more...

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Myth ‘debunked’: The blind have more acute sense of smell


April 27th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): An ongoing study has debunked the myth that the blind have a more acute sense of smell than the sighted.According to the study by Mathilde Beaulieu-Lefebvre, a graduate ... Read more...

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Blink often to keep computer-related eye woes at bay


March 11th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Blinking frequently while sitting in front of the computer helps reduce the risk of dry eyes from prolonged use, say researchers.Keshia Sims Elder, assistant professor in the ... Read more...

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New method to train athletes brains boosts reaction time by 53 percent


November 19th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): In order to excel in sports, athletes need mental strength along with physical capabilities. Therefore, scientists have now developed a method to train the brain of sportsmen ... Read more...

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Rubbing your eyes likely to damage vision


October 29th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 29 (IANS) Routine activities like wearing swim goggles, sleeping face down or doing a gym workout may contribute to glaucoma that damages the optic nerve and leads to blindness, according ... Read more...

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Yoga head stands and trumpets may put eyes at risk


October 28th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 28 (ANI): An Australian study has revealed that yoga head stands, swimming, or playing a musical instrument may put the eyes at risk.The researchers from University of New South ... Read more...

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